Tag Archives: Captivity

Conference on Iroquois Research 2017 Presentation

The Conference on Iroquois Research met last week in Oswego, New York. It included many excellent presentations. I gave a talk based on the AIC records for 1723-1725 entitled “The Sappony Prisoner: Servant, Captive, Runaway, or Chief?” It concerns a … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-December

In December the commissioners received a letter from Captain John Collins in Schenectady about a Christian boy who had been taken captive by “some of our upper nations.” The commissioners still used “Christian” to mean “European” even though by this … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-September

Blocked from Trading with Montreal, Albany Traders Move West In September the commissioners made good on their promise to give the governor an account of the volume of the fur trade to the west. Captain Harme Vedder, stationed in Seneca … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1725-May

Dummer’s War Drags On The first entry for May is a letter from Samuel Thaxter, William Dudley, and Theodore Atkinson, representatives from Massachusetts Bay who had gone to meet with Governor Vaudreuil in Montreal to negotiate the release of captives … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-September

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, September 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, September 1724 starts here Most of the minutes for September cover a treaty conference with New York … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1724-July

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, July 1724 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, July 1724 starts here The commissioners’ minutes do not record the meetings between the New England delegates, … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-April

  In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, April 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, April 1723 starts here On April 6th, the Onondaga diplomat Teganissorens (the commissioners spelled his name D’Canassore) … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-February

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, February 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, February 1723 starts here There is only one entry for February, a copy of a letter to … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-January

In Cornell’s digital copy of the original minutes, January 1723 starts here In Library and Archives Canada’s digital copy of the original minutes, January 1723 starts here The minutes for January begin with the Albany Indian Commissioners and the Haudenosaunee … Continue reading

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